Hello and thank you all so much just for existing! This forum has helped me much in the last two weeks while gathering information and planning for our new babies.
We got two young budgies a few days ago from a big box shop (due to a lack of other options), but due to neither of these darlings conforming to usuals, I need assistance figuring out pronouns for our new additions.
First is our blue (Aegir)who “seems” male if one goes by the personality stereotypes (loud, physical, and silly), but his/her cere is very lacking in pigment. Side shot is included just in case there are mutation considerations I hadn’t known about. I think he’s ~6 months by the just-developing iris that I spotted in the photo but can’t properly see in real life.
Second is little white Kari with the tragically over-clipped wings (it gives her/him such trouble maneuvering
) that is a mom-friend even if s/he’s actually male, bullying Aegir to eat when he’s being skittish or and to stop hogging the millet. I am having trouble figuring out what mutation s/he is, even, so I’ve not been able to tell what the lavender cere means. Including the closest to a well-lit facial shot s/he’d give me and two body shots to show the markings for whatever mutations s/he may have.
Thank you to anyone who can help!